Democrat Representative Cynthia Johnson put out a threatening message to supporters of President Donald J. Trump.
“So, this is just a warning to you Trumpers. Be careful. Walk lightly. We ain’t playing with you. Enough of the shenanigans. Enough is enough. And for those of you who are soldiers, you know how to do it. Do it right. Be in order. Make them pay.”
Michigan Republicans reacted swiftly, removing Johnson from her committee assignments.
Michigan State police told 6 News that after reviewing Johnson’s online statement, there is no direct threat any against a specific individual.
“Therefore, it is our belief that it is not in the purview of law enforcement.”
Laura Cox, the Michigan Republican Party chair, said she is “incredibly disturbed” by Johnson’s “deranged Facebook rant.”
“It is reprehensible that an elected official would call on her ‘soldiers’ to make the supporters of an opposing party ‘pay,’ and clearly, such a statement could incite people to violence,” Cox said.